RB Jordan Wilkins - Indianapolis Colts

6-1, 201Born: 7-18-1994College: MississippiDrafted: Round 5, pick 2018

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Week 14: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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FBG says: Bad matchup. Up until last week, the Marlon Mack-less Colts backfield seemed clear enough with Jonathan Williams leading the way after back-to-back 100+ yard outings. Things were certainly muddled last week though, as it was Jordan Wilkins who led the way with 11 carries, followed by Williams with eight and Nyhiem Hines with four. Wilkins looked like the better back as he saw a near-majority of the snaps in his first action since a Week 10 ankle injury. With Wilkins now back to full health, this backfield will remain a committee until the return of Marlon Mack, which could be as soon as this week pending his practice participation. Keep an eye on his status, as a return from Mack would immediately eliminate any upside coming from Wilkins or Williams. Regardless of who is running for the Colts, they will remain behind one of the top offensive lines in football that has been playing very well and remains healthy coming into the final stretch of this season. Tampa Bay continued to prove last week why they may have the best rushing defense in football as they limited Leonard Fournette and the Jaguars to just 49 rushing yards and no rushing touchdowns, with Fournette averaging a meager 2.7 yards per attempt. Opposing running backs are averaging a league-low 60 rushing yards per game and just 3.1 rushing yards per attempt on the season. Since their Week 7 bye, Tampa Bay is holding running backs to the fewest fantasy points per game and has given up just one rushing touchdown to the position. With massive interior defenders like William Gholston and Vita Vea, it is no wonder teams have struggled to run effectively on this team. Linebacker Lavonte David has also been a big part of their success as he has been a consistent leader in tackles and playmaker against the run. The Colts offensive line is indeed an elite unit, but even they should have issues with this equally elite run defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
10 vs MIA 7 3 20 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2
11 vs JAX 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
12 at HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
13 vs TEN 32 11 47 0 3 2.0 9 0 0 5.6
14 at TB PROJ-Dodds * 5 * * 1.0 * * * *
14 at TB PROJ-Tremblay * 9 * * 2.3 * * * *
14 at TB PROJ-Bloom * 5 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Jordan Wilkins's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 13 vs TEN (11 / 47 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Jordan Wilkins handled the majority of the carries after Johnathan WIlliams' early struggles. Wilkins bounced a run to the outside for a 15 yard gain. Wilkins got a nice block from Pascal on the edge on the play. Wilkins dropped a check down from Brissett over the middle. Wilkins caught a pair of check downs from Brissett and totaled 9 yards. Wilkins picked up 11 yards on a toss play with Quenton Nelson pulling.

2019 Week 2 vs TEN (5 / 82 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Jordan Wilkins rushed for more yards than Marlon Mack on one fourth of the carries. In fact Wilkins topped Mack's yardage total on a single run of 55 yards. Wilkins gained the edge off left tackle for a 15 yard gain showing nice burst. Wilkins got a number of nice blocks including a key block from Braden Smith to break WIlkins into the open field for a 55 yard run. Wilkins showed his speed and physicality on the play and seemed disappointed he didn't score after going out at the 4 yard line. It remains to be seen if this performance will earn Wilkins more carries but for now he is at the very least the clear back up to own if Mack gets injured.

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Latest News

Colts | Jordan Wilkins leads rushing charge (Sun Dec 1, 09:28 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins rushed 11 times for 47 yards in the Week 13 game against the Tennessee Titans.

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Colts | Jordan Wilkins not used on Thursday (Fri Nov 22, 12:22 AM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins (ankle) did not register any carries or receptions against the Houston Texans in Week 12. After the game, head coach Frank Reich said Wilkins was available in case of emergency only after not playing in the previous game due to an ankle injury.

Our View: Wilkins could still turn this into a committee next week against Tennessee if he's healthier, but Jonathan Williams performances in the last two games should keep him atop the depth chart as long as Marlon Mack is out.
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Schedule

14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15@ New Orleans Saints
16vs Carolina Panthers
17@ Jacksonville Jaguars